PCB examines security plans for Asia Cup

Updated: 15 June 2008 18:03 IST

With the Asia Cup drawing closer, a concerned PCB met the country's top police officials to take stock of the security arrangements for the tournament.

PCB examines security plans for Asia Cup
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Karachi:

With the Asia Cup drawing closer, a concerned Pakistan Cricket Board met the country's top police officials to take stock of the security arrangements for the tournament to be staged in Karachi and Lahore from June 24.

A top government official confirmed that the PCB has been assured of state level security for not only the Asia Cup but also the Champions Trophy that would be held later in the year.

Rehman Malik, the interior ministry adviser to the Prime Minister, said PCB Chairman Nasim Ashraf had requested for the meeting three days back.

"He had some security fears on the ongoing situation of the country. So, I had called the Inspector General Police and the Home Secretary of respective provinces and other intelligence agencies.

"We discussed their concerns ahead of the Asia Cup and ICC Champions Trophy and their concerns have now been duly addressed," Malik said.

Malik said the government was very keen to see the two tournaments go ahead without any security glitches and a special security plan was being put in place to ensure that nothing untoward happens.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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